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Latex allergy reaction

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Various Options: An immediate reaction to latex should be treated with antihistamines like Zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and epinephrine injection if more sever ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Chemicals: When a person reacts to latex gloves, if it is not the natural rubber latex then it can be the chemicals (vulcanizers) used during the manufacturing p ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Localized: Most commonly, latex allergies are localized to where the latex touches your skin, so in the case of a condom, your penis would become inflamed, possi ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: Latex allergy is referred to as a type I IgE-mediated allergic reaction, meaning that upon exposure to this product your symptoms should manifest fair ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
NO and NO: Since you do not get anaphylaxis, you should not use epi. Why do you have it? Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a sleeping pill and not a good antihistam ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Tape allergy: Wound dressings can typically be held in place with materials such a coban (similar to an ace wrap). Make sure you have tried several brands of (non-l ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prabhat Sinha
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Irritation of urethr: Latex allergy can cause irritation of urethra and cause urethritis which can cause burning urination.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Kao
Dr. Neil Kao answered
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Proteins in latex: We don't know why certain proteins contained in latex trigger allergic reactions. We do know that this is a classic allergic reaction and so latex sh ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Allergy to Latex: Latex allergies are becoming more common. Usually found in healthcare workers who are around latex gloves/materials. Latex is a natural rubber and has ... Read More
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